Projects & Transit Planning

​ We need your feedback! Visit the Online Open House to view the preliminary staff recommendations for the refined Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and take the online survey by March 11. 

What is the LYNX Silver Line?

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 26-mile light rail project from the City of Belmont in Gaston County, through Center City Charlotte and the Town of Matthews, with a potential extension into Union County. Key connections include:

• LYNX Blue Line Light Rail• BB&T Ballpark
• CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar• Ovens Auditorium
• Charlotte Douglas International Airport• Bojangles Coliseum
• Charlotte Gateway District• Novant Uptown and Matthews hospitals
• Bank of America Stadium
• CPCC Central and Levine campuses

Silver Line proposed Alignment

​We need your feedback! Visit the Online Open House to view the preliminary staff recommendations for the refined Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and take the online survey by March 11. 

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Submit questions or comments about the project to:


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  Phone icon  704-336-RIDE (7433)

Sign up your neighborhood or community group for a virtual meeting with project team.

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CATS Presents the Preliminary Staff Recommendations for the LYNX Silver Line

In January 2020, CATS began refining the LPA and, in the fall of 2020, presented information about the LYNX Silver Line and various refinement options to the public. CATS used the public and agency feedback received as part of our decision-making process.

In March 2021, the final recommendations will be presented to the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), CATS' policy board. When adopted, the LPA will then be advanced for more detailed design and environmental review. CATS recommendations include:

  • Changes to the proposed light rail alignment,
  • Changes to proposed station locations, and
  • Key decision factors

Silver Line proposed Alignment


Participate in the survey by March 11. Additionally, comments may be submitted using the methods below:

Survey: Visit the Online Open House to take the survey online or text "Silver Line" to 704-461-4441 to take the survey on your phone in English or envíe un mensaje de texto con la frase "Silver Line Español" al 704-461-4441 para responder la encuesta desde su teléfono en Español. 

Phone: To speak to a representative, call 704-336-7433 (RIDE). To leave a voicemail comment for the project team, call 704-461-4441 Code 6636.


Mail: CATS, C/O Marketing Department, 3200 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28209

LIVE Virtual Public Meetings:


Beginning February 16, CATS will host six LIVE virtual public meetings will be held on CATS' YouTube page.  Each live meeting will feature a presentation and Q&A for one "Focus Area."

The meetings will be aired on the City of Charlotte Government Channel at 2 p.m. the day following the live meeting.


Focus Area LIVE Virtual Public Meetings:

Focus Area 1: Wilkinson Boulevard (City of Belmont to I-485)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

To join via phone dial: +1 646-558-8656 

Webinar ID: 810 9897 2452


Focus Area 2: Wilkinson Boulevard (I-485 to West Morehead Street)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.  

To join via phone dial: +1 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 865 9592 6261


Focus Area 3: Center City (West Morehead Street to Charlottetowne Avenue) 

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.  

To join via phone dial: +1 312-626-6799 

Webinar ID: 848 0787 1538


Focus Area 4: Independence Boulevard (Charlottetowne Avenue to Idlewild Rd)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. 

To join via phone dial: +1 301-715-8592 

Webinar ID: 843 6215 9511


Focus Area 5: Independence Blvd (Idlewild Rd to just south of I-485 at CPCC Levine) 

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. 

To join via phone dial: +1 646-558-8656 

Webinar ID: 849 4616 2021


Focus Area 6: Union County Extension

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

To join via phone dial: +1 301-715-8592 

Webinar ID: 847 2729 6111